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Bandits Kidnap Catholic Priest In Kaduna



Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Luka Benson Yakusak, from his residence in Ikulu Chiefdom in the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Naija News learned that the gunmen kidnapped the priest in charge of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Anchuna on Monday night.

Confirming the incident in a statement on Monday, the Hausa Christians Foundation said the gunmen stormed the priest’s official residence and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

The statement reads: “Barely two days that Rev Silas Y Ali an ECWA Pastor of ECWA Zonzon DCC was martyred (11/09/2021) by Hausa/Fulani Muslims at Zango Town, Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State another Catholic Priest of Anchuna Parish Rev.

“Fr. Benson Yakusak in Ikulu Chiefdom of Zagon Kataf LGA, Kaduna State, was kidnapped by “unknown gunmen” this yesterday’s night (13-09-2021).

“Join us to pray for God’s intervention concerning this God’s servant. We shall not lose this one to these evil people in Jesus Name. Amen!

“Pray for Kaduna State! Pray for the Church in Northern Nigeria! #HACFOPersecutionWatch

Meanwhile, the founder of the world’s largest megachurch, Pastor David Yonggi Cho is dead.

Yonggi Cho, also known as Paul Yungi Cho, died in the early hours of Tuesday at age 85.

The popular cleric before his death was the founder of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea which has spread the gospel across the country.

According to CBN News, the cleric before his death had been receiving medical treatment for a brain haemorrhage he suffered from in 2020.

The founder of City Harvest Church, Kong Hee on Tuesday confirmed the death of David Yonggi Cho in a post on his Facebook account.

He wrote,  “At 7:13 am this morning, my pastor and spiritual father, Dr David Yonggi Cho (1936-2021), just went home to the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. I love you, Dr Cho.”

Cho was born in 1936 to a Buddhist family and lived through the Korean War.

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.